Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism : French Modernist Legacies Paperback / softback
Part of the IMISCOE Research series
This remarkable study develops a theoretical critique of contemporary discourses on secularism and assimilation, arguing that the perspective of assimilating distinct religious minorities by incorporating them into a secular and supposedly neutral public sphere may be self-subverting.
To flesh out this insight, Jansen draws on the paradoxes of assimilation as experienced by the French Jews in the late 19th century through a contextualised reading of Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
She proposes a dynamic, critical multiculturalism as an alternative to discourses focusing on secularism, assimilation and integration.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 344 pages
- Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
- Publication Date: 14/11/2013
- Category: Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies
- ISBN: 9789089645968